Deno's Wonder Wheel Park owner makes face shields for front-line workers on 3D printer

One of one of the owners of Deno's Wonder Wheel Park is busy at home trying to help essential workers.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2020, 1:40 AM

Updated 1,498 days ago

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One of one of the owners of Deno's Wonder Wheel Park is busy at home trying to help essential workers. 
Deno Vourderis' family has owned the wonder wheel and surrounding children's attractions for decades. It is one of Brooklyn’s most iconic landmarks, and will  turns 100 this year.

"At Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, we have a lot of classic rides where the manufacturer is no longer around and it is impossible to find parts,” he says.

Vourderis says he uses a 3D printer to create many of the parts required to keep the rides running.

He is now using the 3D printer to make face shields.
Vourderis says he’s printed hundreds of face shields to donate to medical workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I just want to say to all the health care workers, to all the grocery store clerks, all the mailmen, all the delivery people, you are saving this planet right now,” he says.

Vourderis has recently started posting videos to YouTube, calling the series Deno's Days of Distancing. He entertains viewers at home with wonder wheel-themed videos. One of the videos shows how he is re-purposing his equipment to help out.
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